Lecturette is one of the tests conducted during SSB interview to judge the personality of the candidates. We can say Lecturette is a small speech or a small talk given by candidate, Lecturette is conducted by GTO during group task. Here, to a candidate under SSB Lecturette topics one card is provided which contains 4 of the SSB Lecturette topics and out of 4 topics candidate has to talk on one topic for 3 minutes.

During Lecturette a candidate has the opportunity to impress GTO by presenting his/her good personality, GTO expectation from candidate – good expressions, better body language, fluency and confidence during the Lecturette. In this test being knowledgeable always has an upper-hand on the performance and to do so candidates must make himself/herself information savvy on current affair or events.

Lecturette introduction

GTO will ask candidates to give brief introduction before he/she starts SSB Lecturette topic small talk, in that candidate have to say on following:

  • Name
  • Where are you From
  • Hobbies
  • Parents profession
  • What you are currently doing (Studying/Job)?

What is the procedure of conducting small talks on SSB Lecturette topics

  1. In the Lecturette test, all candidates will be sitting in a single row according to the chest numbers allotted to them.
  2. Stake of cards with each card containing 4 topics will be kept infront of the candidates on the table.
  3. While the rest of the group is sitting one of the candidate will be asked to come forward and pick a card with 3 or 4 SSB Lecturette topics on it.
  4. Candidate has to select one topic and start preparing for it in three minutes.
  5. After 3 minutes on GTO’s call candidate have to submit his card and come infront of the group and give the small lecture on the topic, before starting his/her lecture candidate has to give brief introduction on self.
  6. While one candidate is giving lecture second candidate will be ask to come and select the card and start preparing on the topic.
  7. As soon as first candidate lecture is over on GTO’s call second candidate has to submit his/her card and start the lecture.
  8. The same procedure will continue for the rest of the candidates in the group.
  9. A candidate must see that his/her voice is audible to everybody and the lecture is interesting, taking attention of the listeners.

Tips on SSB Lecturette topics 2016

The per candidate last for three minutes and the variable that on which good scoring depends on are – good expressions, good body language, fluency, confidence, current affair knowledge etc. Below are some tips given which a candidate might find helpful for SSB Lecturette.

  • Acquire knowledge about frequently asked topics and burning issues in India and world
  • Be confident while delivering lecturette, to look confident, candidate can do crisp actions with smartness.
  • Maintain the body language while delivering lecturette, show minimum body moments including hand gestures and leg moments.
  • Be always communicative in friend circle, it helps in becoming bold and fluent.
  • Be active participant of social networking it enhances information and communication skills
  • Prepare in private use camera/mobile to record video on self while giving the lecture and then analyse pros and cons of the performance later.
  • Use accurate pronunciation and words try to articulate sentence in an impressive manner.
  • Avoid very silly mistakes of grammar like his-her, she-he, has-had these mistakes will get noticed very easily and leave a bad impression.
  • Keep in check the pause and breaks when speaking it will help in maintaining the tempo of the lecture.
  • Keep the lecture in short memory cards in mind while preparing the topic and unfold them in sequence while delivering the lecture.


While communicating to an ex GTO We found some useful information which We are sharing here:






Good speaker and expressive


Hesitation and stammering

Self Confidence



Under confident


3 min

Between 2 and 2.30 min

Less than 2 min



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